"Love Letters" opens July 15

By UW-Marshfield / Wood County

The Campus Community Players will present A.R. Gurney’s two-character play “Love Letters” in the Black Box Theatre at UW-Marshfield/Wood County. Performances will be held July 15, 20, 21 & 22 at 7:30 p.m. and a matinee on July 16 at 2:00 p.m.

The narrative follows a lifelong relationship between Andrew Makepeace Ladd III (played by Brian Clark) and Melissa Gardner (played by Joelle Clark) that begins with a simple invitation to a second-grade birthday party and flows like ink through fifty years of correspondence. Experience a full range of emotions as their bittersweet story of love and friendship unfolds from what is written – and what is left unsaid – in their letters. 

Making her directorial debut with “Love Letters” is Roxie Wetterau who has appeared in several Campus Community Players productions. “It is exciting to take my passion for theatre to the next level by directing a play written in and about a world where letter-writing was very much an essential form of communication. I think audiences will appreciate the nostalgia of this simple but emotionally rich play,” Wetterau said.

Damian Ernest, assistant professor of communications and theatre arts, will design the technical elements of the production.

General admission tickets are $8 and can be purchased online at msftickets.uwc.edu or by phone at 715-389-6534. The production is sponsored by the Laird Fund for the Arts with additional support from the Dave Rhyner Fund.


Brian Becker